April 15th
5:00 PM
Central European Time


Indoor Locationing, It should be easy, right?

Darryn Campbell

Senior Enterprise Software Architect & Developer Relations

Zebra Technologies



"OK Google, turn the light on". How would you implement that use case? If I ask my Google home, it doesn’t have a problem but if I ask my Android phone the results are less impressive(!) There is almost too much choice when it comes to indoor location technologies, from WiFi signal strength to BLE beacons to the RTT technology that saw adoption in Android Pie. You can also add on top of these all manner of 3rd party solutions based on anything from light codes to virtual beacons.

In this talk I will discuss the various options available to Android developers, their advantages and disadvantages and where they fit into a larger solution. Most of the talk will be dedicated to WiFi RTT (also known as 802.11mc) focusing on its current state of development, how well it works today and what potential this technology offers for the future. I will then dive deeper into how to develop an application using WiFi RTT, how to trilaterate your location and some of the set-backs you will experience when deploying in a real-world scenario.

Darryn is a software development architect and full-stack developer based out of the UK working for the Mobile Computing Business at Zebra Technologies. Zebra builds rugged enterprise mobile computers for use in retail, transportation, warehouse and healthcare.

Darryn has nearly 15 years of development experience on mobile platforms ranging from PocketPC to the latest Android devices. He is the architect for Zebra's developer tools and is an active member of Zebra's developer relations team.

In his spare time he manages various websites, maintains some personal software projects, is a keen reader and former athlete.